J.D. McGuire

JD McGuire
J.D. McGuire
Visiting Assistant Professor of Art

Division of Communication & The Arts

Contact Information:
Phone: 814-362-7678
Location: 110 Blaisdell Hall

Degrees and Credentials

BFA, Painting, Kansas City Art Institute, 2002

MFA, Visual Arts, Rutgers University, 2009

Short Bio

J.D. McGuire was born in Lebanon, Missouri he is a graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute, B.F.A. Painting, and the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, M.F.A. Visual Arts. His works have been exhibited nationally and his focus is on drawing and painting. His works have been featured at the Newark Museum, the Kansas City Jewish Museum, and Pool Art Center at Drury University. J.D. taught studio art and lecture courses for ten years in New Jersey and New York at Raritan Valley Community College, Centenary University, Rutgers University, and St Thomas Aquinas College. He taught a college level Art Appreciation course inside six New Jersey State Prisons before returning to Missouri to teach at Drury University and Missouri State University. Before coming to the University of Pittsburg, Bradford, JD spent two years teaching at Independence Community College in Kansas where he re-built the Visual Arts Department.

Academic Focus

JD has taught Drawing, Painting, and Design in Missouri, Kansas, New York, and New Jersey.

Research, Accomplishments, and Publications

Jim Hayward Fine Arts, Independence, Kansas
Solo Exhibition – Practice What You Love
Ad Astra, Independence, Kansas
Public Art Commission – ICC Fine Art Building Renovation Project
Marking Time, Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration, Nicole R. Fleetwood, Harvard Press, pages 36, 37

PAC Gallery, Drury University, Springfield, Missouri
Solo Exhibition - The Sun Will Rise and The Sun Will Set Forever

Andrew Freedman Home, Bronx, New York
Group Exhibition - State Goods, Art in The Era of Mass Incarceration
State Goods: Art in the Era of Mass Incarceration | ASA (
Teaching Artist Journal, Taylor & Francis
Orange is the New Who: Reflections on Teaching a College Level Art Appreciation Course at Six New Jersey State Prisons

Marshall Arts, Nashville, Tennessee
Group Exhibition - Planet Nine: Displacement

Tablula Rasa Gallery, Rahway, New Jersey
Solo Exhibition - All These Things

Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey
Group Exhibition - Ready or Not
Rahway Arts District, Rahway, New Jersey
Public Art Commission - Rahway Mural Lab

Art in Odd Places, New York, New York
Public Art Commission - Numbers, Wallart
“Wallart Takeover” AiOP 2013 festival
Arts Guild New Jersey, Rahway, New Jersey
Public Art Commission – ART
NJ.Com Public art adds interest to downtown Rahway landscape